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51Rocky and Bullwinkle

The creators of Rocky and Bullwinkle started a campaign to get Moosylvania recognition as a state. They arrived at the White House and demanded to see President Kennedy, but were turned away at gunpoint. They would later learn that they arrived during the Cuban Missile Crisis. - Source

52. There is a genetic disorder named Angelman's syndrome which makes the affected person have a uniquely happy personality and an interest in water. - Source

53. When the Titanic sunk, the official investigation declared that it went down in one piece, despite the reports of survivors that they witnessed the breakup. Only in 1985 when the wreck was discovered were the survivors stories finally confirmed. - Source

54. According to a poll by the "Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy", 7% of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows. - Source

55. The process of seppuku, suicide by disemboweling to preserve honor, eventually became so ritualized that the abdominal cut was not even needed. The samurai merely reached for a fan instead of a knife, and doing so signaled the merciful beheading strike by the samurai's assistant. - Source

56Hugh O'Flaherty

Hugh O'Flaherty was a priest who saved the lives of 6500 Allied soldiers and Jews during World War 2 by hiding them in farms, homes, and convents. He was a master at disguises and evaded capture by the Gestapo many times, earning him the nickname "Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican". - Source

57. Women used to wear foot long pins in their hats which could be used in self-defense to stab men who groped or assaulted them. - Source

58. The "Freestyle" Stroke is actually called the Front Crawl. It just happens that in the freestyle swimming competition Front Crawl is universally the fastest stroke so everyone uses it. That is where the name/misnamed stroke comes from. - Source

59. Pioneering shock rocker Alice Cooper credits golf with helping him overcome alcohol addiction and plays the game up to 6 days a week. - Source

60. In the 1930's Benny Goodman, American jazz clarinetist, and bandleader hired prominent black musicians to play and tour with his band. This meant being banned touring in the South for breaking anti-segregation laws.

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61Shenzhen city

In 1980, Shenzhen in China had a population of 30,000. In 2017, that had sex-centupled to nearly 20,000,000. It is believed to be the fastest growing city in human history. - Source

62. A man named Bradley Birkenfeld, who was jailed for 40 months, upon release from the prison received the largest whistleblower award in History of $104,000,000. - Source

63. Schiphol Airport sends Heathrow a cake when a delay in its expansion occurs as a thank you for helping their own airport increase numbers. - Source

64. King Henry VIII may have possibly had a rare blood type (Kell positive), which would explain his wives' and mistresses' had many miscarriages as well as his midlife physical and mental deterioration.- Source

65. Dolph Lundgren had a Fulbright scholarship to MIT to study chemical engineering, and road-tripped up from New York City on a motorcycle and rolled onto campus with his then girlfriend Grace Jones on the back.

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66Mangrove trees

Mangrove trees live in salt water, filter out 99% of salt through their roots, and are literally desalination plants. - Source

67. Multiple people have died attempting to cross a seemingly calm, innocent creek called the Bolton Strid in Yorkshire, England. The stream actually hosts multiple underwater cave systems and dangerous currents below the surface that have sucked numerous people to their deaths. - Source

68. Cats 'play' with their prey to ensure that the prey is weak enough to be killed without endangering the cat. - Source

69. 1 in 10 inhabitants on the island of Pingelap is color blind due to a 'population bottleneck' in 1775 after a catastrophic typhoon swept through the remote island, leaving only 20 survivors. One of the survivors was King Nanmwarki Mwanenihsed, patient 0 with the rare Achromatopsia gene. - Source

70. Donald Duck has a sister named Della Duck, the mother of his triplet nephews. She is currently traveling through space as an astronaut. - Source

71Kidney trade

The practice of selling one's kidney for profit in Iran is legal and regulated by the government. It is estimated that 1,400 Iranians sell one of their kidneys annually. Iran is the only country in the world that allows this and has neither a waiting list nor a shortage of available organs. - Source

72. The longest recorded time spent awake was set in 1965 by a high school student named Randy Gardner who stayed awake for 264 hours (about 11 days). - Source

73. To put an end to the 2002 Nord-Ost siege in Moscow, Russian officials decided to use a classified gas to put everyone inside asleep, but the gas killed over hundreds of the hostages, while Russian officials would not tell doctors what gas was used. - Source

74. Even though only 10-15% of people are left-handed, there is a higher than a usual number of characters in The Simpsons who appear to be left-handed (Bart Simpson, Seymour Skinner, Ned Flanders and others). This is due to the fact that the creator of the show Matt Groening himself is left-handed. - Source

75. Hans Asperger, who identified autism in 1944, once said, "It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential. The necessary ingredient may be an ability to turn away from the everyday world, to rethink a subject with originality so as to create in new untrodden ways.". - Source


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